stem cell apheresis - Charlieb

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Multiple Myeloma. Posted on May 29, 2012 View this journey (23 Experiences)

The harvest was suppose to take only 1 day, 2 max. They wanted to get 10 million stem cells collected so I would have enough for possibly three transplants. I had received neupogen for 4 days prior to this to build up my white cell count. Day one they got just about 1 million cells. Ended up doing the harvest for 4 days and only got 6 mil.

Went as Expected: Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  • Rhody's Avatar

    I had a very hard time getting the stem cell out, was at Dana Farber Cancer Center Boston, and they are very aggressive about cancer! they give nepagin to get my stem cells out,first try not even a million, after nepagin , 10 million very painful because the nepagin causes bone pine

    over 1 year ago

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